In 2011, when the U.S. Department of Education revised the regulations governing FERPA to allow third parties to access children’s data without the consent of their parents, the Council of Chief School Officers weighed in. Here is. Comment by Sheila Kaplan, whose organization ( is devoted to student privacy issues:

“Here’s Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Comments on 2011 FERPA RULE CHANGE

CCSSO own the Common Core State Standards Copyright with the National Governor’s Association (NGA).

Click to access ccsso.pdf


“The American Council on Education expressed concerns about the FERPA rule change:

Click to access ace.pdf

The most bizarre was the Head Start opposed the rule change saying they’re under HHS authority, not he USED, and the USED was acting beyond their authority.

HEAD START says US ED acted beyond their authority. This one is interesting.

Click to access headstart.pdf